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What to Expect From Grand Texas

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Grand Texas Coming Soon to Katy, TX Area!

For those of you counting down until the opening of the 610-acre, mixed-use theme park expected to open in nearby New Caney, don’t hold your breath. The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District’s opening date has been pushed back. As your Katy real estate agent, I’d like to keep you informed on the latest area news, and what to expect in the coming months.

While it’s disappointing news that the opening date has been pushed back to anywhere from a few months to more than a year, it sounds like it’ll be worth our wait.

Grand Texas will include a factory outlet mall, a 150-acre theme park, a 40-acre waterpark, an 83-acre Sportsplex, a 30-acre Speed-sportz Racing Park, an RV park with 144 lots, four hotels and 450,000 square feet of retail and dining in a “Downtown Texas” area. That is a ton of stuff all in one location!

The first attraction to open is expected to be the RV Resort. Then the Sportspex will open and is expected to begin scheduling games at its indoor facilities and outdoor fields later this year. You can expect to see baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby available at this new location.

Big Rivers Waterpark will feature the largest wave pool in the Houston area, with programmable waves! It’ll also include a long lazy river, children’s slides and attractions, splash pad areas and extreme thrill-seeking slides. The waterpark will be the second largest in the Houston area, and after a few years of upgrades, it’ll be the largest.

Grand Texas Theme Park will initially span 71 acres and will feature a wooden roller coaster, a family coaster, two extreme thrill-seeking coasters and a children’s coaster. There will also be 20 historic Texas-themed rides to enjoy, and an area with stage coach rides and boat rides. It’ll feel like traveling back in time!

The full plan for all attractions is predicted to be executed by 2018 or 2019, but as explained, some attractions will be opening sooner than others.

Once completed, Grand Texas is predicted to bring in hundreds of millions in sales tax revenue for the area each year, along with more than 10,000 jobs and 1.2 million visitors in the first year alone. So, while it’s a long wait for such an anticipated attraction, it sounds like it’ll do great things for the area! Not to mention, we’ll suddenly have ample amounts of new entertainment options available just a short drive from Katy.

To learn more, visit the Grand Texas website. When ready to relocate to the thriving area of Katy, or when ready to accomplish your goals in the Katy real estate market, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I am only a phone call away and would love to help.

Mickie Cioccia
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New Businesses Now Open in Katy, TX!

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List of newest Katy businesses

As a Katy real estate agent, I enjoy keeping current and future Katy residents up-to-date with the newest local businesses! New businesses opening their doors in Katy is a sign of a healthy economy, which in turn, keeps our Katy real estate market healthy.

Here is a list of the latest businesses to open their doors in Katy. Stop in and make them feel welcome!

Absolute Fitness and Nutrition
25600 Westheimer Parkway, Ste. 300
www.afan4life.com
713-882-2108

Want to lose weight this fall? Contact Absolute Fitness and Nutrition! They offer customized fitness, nutrition and wellness plans, along with proactive mentoring support. Choose from one-one-one personal training, small group classes, massage therapy, chiropractic services and more.

Best Brains Learning Center
4603 FM 1463, Ste. 600
www.bestbrains.com
281-643-0000

This educational tutoring and training center appeals to all age groups. From Baby Genius programs, to SAT and ACT preparation, you’re sure to find something helpful for your child. They also have tutoring for special needs, math, English and general knowledge classes.

Floors For Living
20235 I-10, Ste. D
http://floorsforliving.com
832-930-0235

Need some new flooring for your Katy home? Stop into Floors For Living, which offers carpet, hardwood, laminate, bamboo, cork and other flooring options. You’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for to suit the look and style you’re going for in your home.

Fusion Wok Cuisine
2731 FM 1463 Ste. 300
www.facebook.com/fusionwokcuisine/timeline
281-394-9555

When looking for a new dining experience in Katy, head here, which features a diverse menu that blends Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. If you love Asian fare, this is your go-to place! Everyone will leave happy, with plenty of options to choose from.

Harvest Natural Market
25600 Westheimer Parkway
www.harvestnaturalmarket.com
281-665-4800

If you’re looking for healthy, all-natural and local food, you’re not alone! It’s a growing trend. Now you can find it all in one location. This all-natural grocer provides a slew of departments, including produce, flowers, juice, coffee, wine and beer, pasta, seafood, meat and many more.

Little Woodrow’s
22225 I-10
http://littlewoodrows.com
832-913-6999

Sometimes, you just need a change in atmosphere when going out with your significant other, family or friends. This new bar in Katy offers themed happy hours, ladies night, trivia night and a free karaoke room. The Texas 100 is a roundup of top Texas beers available.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
11525 S. Fry Road
http://www.orangeleafyogurt.com/
281-886-0072

When you’re in the mood for a treat that will cool you off, check this place out! It offers more than 70 varieties of frozen yogurt, and it accommodates almost every eating style. They have no-sugar-added, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options available!

Corner Bakery
19355 I-10 Ste. 700
www.cornerbakerycafe.com
832-772-9874

Corner Bakery is your go-to location for delicious baked goods. They also have a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop in for a quick meal to go, or sit while working or catching up with friends. Right now, they have specials like the Thanksgiving Sandwich and Gingerbread Pumpkin Baby Bundt cake.

These are just some of the businesses that opened their doors recently in Katy, and there are plenty more that are opening soon! When buying a home in Katy, it’s great to know that you are moving to a thriving community, where businesses want to open their doors.

Ready to buy a Katy home? Ready to sell your Katy home? Contact me, your Katy real estate agent, for all of your real estate needs!

Mickie Cioccia
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Businesses Coming Soon To Katy, TX!

Katy Texas

Harvest Natural Market coming to Katy

Katy, TX is always bustling with new construction and new businesses opening their doors. That is a sign of a healthy economy! As your Katy real estate agent, I’d like to keep you updated on the latest businesses to join our community. Check them out and welcome them to town when you get the chance. The more we shop local, the more Katy benefits!

Here’s what has recently opened or is opening soon in Katy:

Harvest Natural Market
25600 Westheimer Parkway
www.HarvestNaturalMarket.com
281-558-6666

This 28,000-square-foot market will open later this month and will specialize in locally sourced and organic produce and other groceries! The store will also include a coffee bar, a make-your-own pasta bar, a grill-to-order meat area and so much more. You can also buy items in bulk. There is one location already in the Woodlands, but this is Katy’s first Harvest Natural Market to open!

Elite Volleyball
25307 Kingsland Blvd.
www.KatyEliteVolleyball.com
832-606-1399

This 31,000-square-foot facility will open in June, complete with volleyball courts and training classes for beginners and experts! They will also host volleyball tournaments and summer camps.

Blue Wave Express Car Wash
Kingsland Boulevard and Pin Oak Road
www.BlueWaveExpress.com

This environmentally-friendly car wash will offer drive-in, hands-free car wash services and car vacuuming. It will be opening later this year.

Christian Brothers Automotive
1421 FM 1463
www.CBAC.com

This is the second location for Christian Brothers in Katy. They will open in late spring and provice a full range of services for vehicles, including oil changes, tire rotations, brake repair, transmission services and air conditioning maintenance.

Edmonds & Nolte P.C.
24610 Kingsland Blvd.
www.Edmondsiplaw.com
281-480-2700

This is Katy’s first location for this firm. The lawyers handle intellectual property issues and dispute patents, trademarks, copyrights, trader secrets and more.

Jimmy John’s
1230 N. Mason Road
www.JimmyJohns.com

A new Jimmy John’s location will open in Katy, offering the fastest sandwich delivery service in town. With ham, turkey, tuna, roast beef and bacon sandwiches, along with chips and desserts, this is great go-to place for lunch or a meal on the go.

The Kroger Marketplace
Spring Green Boulevard and FM 1463
www.Kroger.com

This grocery store is still under construction and is expected to open late spring. It’s 124,000 square feet and will be located in The Shops at Katy Reserve. Selling all your typical grocery items, including produce, meat, baked goods, personal care items and more, it will also sell some apparel and home goods.

Little Woodrow’s
22225 I-10
www.LittleWoodrows.com

Little Woodrow’s is Katy’s latest bar and restaurant, featuring burgers, wings, nachos, appetizers and much more on its menu, along with 50 taps on an 80-foot bar. The business is solely staffed by females. There are many Little Woodrow’s locations throughout the Houston area, but this is Katy’s first.

Storage West Self Storage
25595 Westheimer Parkway
www.StorageWest.com

Are you buying or selling real estate in Katy? Need storage space while you move? This will open this summer and will offer units from 25 square feet to 250 square feet. Air-conditioned units are also available, and the business sells boxes and other moving supplies!

Enjoy welcoming all of these new businesses to the Katy, TX area! When you’re ready to buy a Katy home, or ready to sell your Katy home, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I’d love to help you out!

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Katyites | Powered by © Katy Real Estate, Texas Real Estate - use Katyites Real Estate to find real estate in Katy Real Estate or other Texas real estate. Use our home buyer tools to research all aspects of the Katy Real Estate housing market including Katy Real Estate neighborhood information, Katy Real Estate home loans, and Katy schools. Whether looking for homes for sale in Katy Real Estate or Katy Real Estate apartments for rent, Yahoo! Real Estate can help. Our Katy real estate market snapshot gives you an overview of the housing market in Katy Real Estate, TX - easily find Katy Real Estate housing market prices, housing inventory statistics such as number of listings, median home price, home price trends, and monthly real estate market trends. Once you have a better sense for the Katy real estate market, search our Katy Real Estate foreclosures, Katy Real Estate new homes, Katy Real Estate classifieds, Katy Real Estate rentals, or all Katy homes for sale. From the award winning KatyISD school district, to the tremendous value in luxury homes in great family subdivisions like Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, Seven Meadows, Green Trails, Kelliwood, Nottingham, Windsor Park, Cross Creek Ranch, and Falcon Ranch, to world class hospitals and medical facilities that have the Katy area being dubbed "Med Center West"

realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.